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Ball-of-Fat




LibriVox recording of Ball-of-Fat by Guy de Maupassant, translated by M. Walter Dunne.

Read by Michael Thomas Robinson.

The first significant published short story of French author Guy de Maupassant, and generally acknowledged as his greatest work, "Ball-of-Fat" (French title: Boule de Suif) is the touching story of an interrupted coach ride from Rouen to Le Havre during which occurs the corruption of a principled prostitute by immoral and hypocritical members of the upper class. The story is set during the occupation of Rouen at the time of the Franco-Prussian War.

(Summary by Michael Thomas Robinson)

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Run time 1:51:15

Reviews

Reviewer: AvidListener - - December 19, 2007
Subject: Great job!
You've done a great job with this story, Michael. Many thanks for taking the time to do this!
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